Saturday 17 August 2019

In brief: Council blunder breaches privacy

Council officials yesterday apologised to 600 people after their ownership of a second home was publicised in an email blunder.

Offaly County Council issued deadline reminders for payments of the €200 non-principal private residence charge but included a mailing list identifying all the people on the list.

Teen recovering after shooting

A TEENAGER shot during the double murder of criminal brothers is recovering after undergoing surgery on his leg.

Doctors at Tallaght Hospital had feared the 14-year-old would lose his leg because a bullet had lodged near an artery. He was shot when brothers Paul (35) and Kenneth (32) Corbally were murdered in Clondalkin, Dublin, last Monday.

Ex-ibec chief to probe HSE funds

The Health Service Executive has ordered an independent investigation into €2.3m in missing training funds at the centre of a garda probe.

Turlough O'Sullivan, the former director general of IBEC, is to investigate the circumstances surrounding the money which was paid into a SIPTU account.

Fungi the dolphin 'was in captivity'

MARINE experts believe celebrity dolphin Fungi could have spent early years in captivity.

His arrival in the waters off the Kerry town of Dingle in 1983 received international media attention but most locals thought that he would soon leave. A documentary on RTE One tomorrow charts three decades of Fungi's life in Dingle.

Nurses balloted on new hospital

Nurses are being balloted on moving into a new €16.4m hospital because of concerns about staffing levels.

The result of the ballot of 20 nurses in Dingle, Co Kerry, will be known early next week, but the ballot is likely to delay the transfer of patients to the new facility. A meeting last night heard no new nursing posts were being created to manage 25 more beds.

Man charged with impeding trial

A man was charged yesterday with impeding prosecution of a suspect in the alleged murder of new-age Traveller Gary Bull, whose body was found in a slurry tank.

Joseph Barrett (23), with addresses at High Street, Drimoleague, Co Cork, and Coppeen, Co Cork, was granted bail as he was returned for trial to the Central Criminal Court.

Irish Independent

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